Empty Gas Cans?

We’ve all done it before. You’re getting ready to fire up that grill but unsure if you have enough butane. Just in case, you look at the can, which by the way is totally solid and encased in metal. You shake it like polaroid picture for good luck and hope for the best. A better gas can would be the Empty Mark. By integrating a layer at the bottom of the can to appear thru a transparent window, you can easily see when you’re almost out of butane. Smart but does it work?

Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Yoon

Empty Mark by Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Yoon

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4 Comments

  • Hunter says:

    nifty but costly solution. I’d rather just carry 3 bottles for the same price.

  • La says:

    i guess this is more relevant for koreans since you guys use it for hotpot alot more often

    still.. it’s really easy to tell if the can is empty or not…. i wouldn’t say it’s a “problem”.. got more things to worry about than not willing to spend 10 seconds to figure out if the can is empty

  • Don’t get me wrong I love hotpots, and i wish we had more of them in the US.

    The problem i have with this is the cost evolved.

    You have to think about why the consumer would choose the more expensive can over the cheaper one. Is the cost difference going to be low enough to make the innovation it worth it?

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